Liar liar! Employers: can you use a polygraph?

“…..the respectability of polygraph evidence, at best, remains an open question” (extract from Labour Appeal Court judgment below) Many employers are confused as to whether or not our labour laws allow you to use “lie detector” testing in disciplinary investigations and/or other processes like selecting suitable candidates for promotion. (more…)
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Directors: Your New Risk of Personal Liability for Pension Contributions

“Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility” (P.T. Barnum) All too often employees of a cash-strapped business only find out too late (when the business finally fails and is liquidated) that management has been deducting pension fund contributions from their earnings and not paying them over to the pension fund. The losers of course are the employees, whose pension benefits are often seriously prejudiced. (more…)
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67 Minutes for Nelson Mandela

"Mr Mandela has spent 67 years making the world a better place. We're asking you for 67 minutes." Nelson Mandela's birthday is on 18 July, and the call is out for people everywhere to celebrate his birthday by acting on the idea that each person has the power to change the world. Some of the Ashersons team members who joined iX Experience at their offices, hard at work making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the Amy Biehl Foundation who are handing them out to underprivileged people in and around Cape Town. Well done guys! #MandelaDay
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